James and the Giant Peach: Paperback Book

James and the Giant Peach: Paperback Book

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James and the Giant Peach Paperback – Illustrated, August 16, 2007 by Roald Dahl

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James and the Giant Peach

Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG ! After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends--Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

Review

"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" --"Kirkus."

About the Author

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.

Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.
Format:Paperback
Language:English
ISBN:0142410365
Release Date:August 2007
Publisher:Puffin Books
Length:146 Pages
Weight:0.40 lbs.
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
ISBN:0679880909
ISBN13:9780679880905
Release Date:March 1996
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Length:144 Pages
Weight:0.80 lbs.
Age Range:8 to 12 years
Grade Range:Grades 3 to 7